African Leaders Endorse Addis Declaration On Immunization At Summit

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Groundbreaking Declaration on Immunization Signed by African Heads of State
Diane Scott, senior communications officer with the Gates Foundation, writes, “Late last month, African Heads of State gathered at the 28th Summit of the African Union to sign the Addis Declaration on Immunization (ADI) — an historic agreement to secure healthy futures for all Africans by prioritizing universal access to immunization. First endorsed by African Ministers a year ago, ADI binds member nations to a range of commitments that call for increasing domestic investment in immunization, addressing persistent barriers to vaccine and health care access among marginalized communities, and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of immunization delivery systems…” (2/17).